The very cool San Francisco psychedelic band Wooden Shjips plays the Empty Bottle tonight, opening for High Places . Wooden Shjips songs feature a repetitive drone that's often compared to the Velvet Underground or the Krautrock band Can . The show is part of the Adventures in Modern Music festival. Shrinking Moon for You (edit) - Wooden Shjips [...]
Ca pulse. Le rock sonique et bruitiste des Wooden Shjips fait jaillir des éclairs de guitare distordus sur un rythme dégénéré fait de basses et de percussions stupides et rageuses. Tout en haut de la montagne, sous un ciel noir, le chanteur nous ordonne d'une voix douce et désespérée de prendre notre moto et de la conduire jusqu'à tomber mort de fatigue. Jim Morrison aurait chanté pareil s'il avait vu sa famille se faire buter devant ses yeux. For So Long - Wooden Shjips Motorbike - Wooden Shjips [...]
Glanusk park was first blessed with the presence of the Green Man Festival in 2003 when the event saw 300 people turn up to watch the best that folk-rock had to offer. Six years later and not much has changed, except proportions.
Wooden Shjips - "Dance, California"
Wooden Shjips Genre: Psychedelic / Trance / Garage From: San Fancisco, California United States San Franciscan wierdos Wooden Shjips (trust me that is their real name and not a typo) are hugely influenced by the far-out, LSD induced experimentalism of psychedelia, with a small measure of prog rock excess thrown in for good luck. The lazy, hazy groove, fizzing, fuzzy guitars, pounding bass topped of with haunting half [...]
This midweek underground freakout brought to you San Fran's favorite psych-rock quartet Wooden Shjips . The extra j is just there and we ask that you let it be. Dance, California: Zagat-like press materials cite them as having hints of krautrock, desert-fried garage psych, dance drone and trance-inducing organ haze, and we fully agree, so, way to get that "sounds like" part out of the way for us. And not that Rolling Stone is relevant to music, [...]
After a loosely defined 2 year hiatus, NYC indie rock outfit Les Savy Fav ( lay-SAH-vee-FAHV ) is really back. As if the singles and compilation stand-ins weren't enough to keep them in step, they've hit the touring circuit already a month before their record is slated for release. I've been waiting for this for the last 3 years, and not without good reason. These guys have always had a vibe that is much more drenched in screaming vocals than it is in experimentalism. A sound that is distinctly idiosyncratic and imbues the same decade that [...]
As far as music videos within the noise-psychedelia realm go, this one takes the cake. Set in California at what seems to be the largest dance party ever. This semi-political (note the flashes of war) video collage is taken from a multi-span of decades (mostly the 60s), documenting one craaazy night of people gettin' down with their freaky-selves. The party begins with all lights on, and everyone fully dressed, but then someone spins a record that ain't never quit. One three-note guitar riff will drive everything instrumentally, everything being a vesicating wash of 60s verve psychedelia. The [...]